Lawrence Bellew

???? - 5th Mar 1825

Claimant or beneficiary


Mortgagee of Mt St George estate in Tobago who died in 1825. A counterclaim by Bellew's administrator George Taaffe (q.v.) of Smarmor Castle Co. Louth, led to Taaffe being awarded a share of the compensation on the estate.

  1. The Bellews of Mount Bellew were a landowning Catholic family with commercial interests. Will of Lawrence otherwise Laurent Bellew of Amboise France proved 17/01/1827.

  2. A case [Taaffe v. la Veuve Bellew] was litigated between 'Georges Taaffe' and Bellew's widow Rose O'Neill in France in 1830, concerning the status of O'Neill under French law (Taaffe had sought to impede Rose O'Neill's taking possession of government securities purchased jointly with her husband). The summary of the case states that Bellew and O'Neill (who was from Martinique) had married in France in 1783, lived in England between 1797 and 1815, and then returned to Amboise, where Bellew died 05/03/1825. Bellew had presented himself as 'legataire' [legatee] of Bellew by virtue of a letter executed in London dated 19/07/1806.


T71/891 Tobago claim no. 50, where he is given as 'Lawrence Bellow'.

  1. Karen Harvey, The Bellews of Mount Bellew: a Catholic gentry family in eighteenth-century Ireland (Dublin, Four Courts Press, 1998); Landed Estates Database; PROB 11/1720.

  2. Recueil Critique de jurisprudence et de legislation Volume 1830 pp. 245-6 (Dalloz et Tournemine, Jurisprudence Generale du Royaume) [accessed 29/12/2011].

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Lawrence Bellow
Rose O'Neill

Associated Claims (1)

£2,742 18S 9D
Beneficiary deceased

Addresses (1)

Amboise, France